Movement

I have written on this topic many times (see #62 Move to Learn,  #71 Primitive Reflexes,  #72  Learning to Learn, #148 Movement and its Many Benefits) but thought the message was worth repeating. A couple of workshops are coming up … Continue reading

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Scarves Galore!

I’m sure by now you will all be well aware of my obsession with scarves. I can’t get enough of them and think they are the most wonderful pieces of equipment you can ever possess because they are so versatile. … Continue reading

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Homework

In doing my research on Finnish schools it was interesting to note that they seldom give their students homework and yet in Australia we continue to do so at younger and younger ages. I personally don’t have an issue with … Continue reading

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Why Are Finnish Schools So Successful?

Although Finnish schools don’t necessarily top the international testing rankings across all subjects, nevertheless they are consistently in the top 10 and have been for some time, giving rise to the general acceptance that things are done differently in Finland … Continue reading

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Music on the Brain

A couple of weeks ago Helen Evans (www.help4everyparent.com) mentioned to me the ABC TV Catalyst program called Music on the Brain. I hadn’t seen it so I watched it on iview. Since then I’m sure it has gone viral. Everyone’s … Continue reading

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Co-Ordination

Like most brain functions, co-ordination improves with practice. Likewise, as we age, these functions tend to deteriorate because older people generally tend to be less active. When something out of the ordinary occurs, as in acquired brain injury or premature … Continue reading

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Movement and its Many Benefits

I had the privilege of presenting at the recent Tutti conference put on by ANCOS (Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk) in Hobart. My sessions were on Scarf Magic and Multicultural Music and Movement. It was wonderful seeing so many … Continue reading

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